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2509zombies06The living dead will descend on Eagles Meadow, Wrexham as part of the Student Take Over discount event on Thursday, October 2 from 5pm to 8pm.

Leading the zombie charge will be second year theatre and performance Glyndwr University student Brett Jones, 21 from Wrexham.

Brett runs Psychotel in Chester, with friend and business partner Ollie Cook, 23.

The terrifying hotel, where people pay for the privilege of being scared witless, is based in Ye Olde King’s Head. The inn has featured on TV hit series Most Haunted.

As well as the zombie invasion, the Student Takeover will feature a host of exclusive offers of up to 20 per cent for bargain-hunting undergrads when they show a valid student card at the till point of participating stores.

These include H&M, River Island, Topshop, Topman, Dorothy Perkins, Burton and Bank where there will be a DJ entertaining the crowds.

Brett, who is also a skilled magician, said: “It’s a lot of fun scaring people – I never get bored of it. People will scream their heads off. I’ve seen the biggest, toughest, muscular guys run away screaming and shouting.

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Hundreds of people across North Wales will be brewing and baking up a storm on Friday for Macmillan’s annual World’s Biggest Coffee Morning.

More than 2,500 people and businesses, 32% more than last year, will
be hosting World’s Biggest Coffee Mornings throughout North Wales to raise crucial funds for Macmillan Cancer Support.

From schools to community halls to local businesses, a whole range of venues will play host to a coffee morning today.

Now in its 24th year, World’s Biggest Coffee Morning raised an amazing £20.5m across the UK for Macmillan last year.

This year, in Wales it has been supported by Great British Bake Off, semi finalist, Beca Lyne Pirkis, Anna Ryder Richardson, interior designer and owner of Anna’s Welsh Zoo and singer, TV and radio presenter Caryl Parry Jones.

Susan Morris, General Manager for Macmillan Cancer Support in Wales, said: “Macmillan would like to say a huge thank you to the 2,502 people and businesses who will be hosting a World’s Biggest Coffee Morning in North Wales on Friday.

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Writing Workshops: Autum 2014 – Spring 2015

“One must still have creativity in oneself to be able to give birth to a dancing star”

- Friedrich Nietzsche

We hurtle towards winter. The evenings draw in. Now is the perfect time to hone our creative skills, to dust off those writings lounging in the top draw, or begin a new creative adventure.

Diving into six divergent writing genres over the course of as many months, participants will examine, and write on, a broad and wide-ranging variety of themes. Writing experience isn’t necessary – just bring an open, inquisitive mind and a sense of adventure. These sessions are perfect for engaging with your creativity, either as a seasoned writer, a curious beginner, or for people working in other artforms interested in trying something new.

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This project

THIS Gig #TG1 - PosterTHIS GIG is a volunteer lead initiative ran by teenagers Kieran Brough, Hari McDermott and Luciano Morris. The idea is supported by THIS Project a creative company that runs two pop-up galleries, Undegun and Galeri 3B in the centre of town.

As volunteers for THIS Project, all under the age of 18, they help with day to day duties around the galleries, which include helping with music events, setting up exhibitions and invigilating. Due to the relationship they have built with THIS Project over the last 12 months, they have been given the opportunity to run their own music event.

The idea behind THIS GIG is to bring people musical entertainment and incorporate everyone in the community to get more people involved! Our aims are to get bands from all around the country to travel to Wrexham and create a new music scene that appeals to people under the age of 25. We believe that the music scene has changed a lot and we want to regain the fun and vibrant atmosphere of Wrexham’s past.

The bands we have playing are very well known and are great guys, Doppelganger and Neck Deep’s own Ben Barlow are both from the Wrexham area. We then have special guests from Bristol, Highlives.

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Amy Hughes. from Shropshire, is in the process of running

53 marathons in 53 consecutive days in 53 Cities

and Towns in the UK all in aid of the Isabelle Lottie Foundation

She is now nearly finished and is heading back home.

Amy is from Oswestry and is running for a local charity. Anybody who would like to run or cycle a small or large

distance with her – the more the merrier……. She will be running her 49th marathon in Wrexham on Tuesday 23rd September then Wednesday 24th September in her home town of Oswestry – which will be her 50th consecutive marathon and then Llangollan her 51st marathon on Thursday 25th September.

Her website is The site shows all the cities Amy is running in and all about the Charity she is running this for. This is a massive challenge she has taken on and one I know she will complete. She is very keen to promote fitness in youngsters and I feel this will inspire a lot of people to take up running or another form of exercise.

Facebook 53.53marathons and Twitter is @53marathons


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